Viking Explorer Quiz

What do you know about the history of Viking explorers?

Quiz

What do you know about the history of Viking explorers?

1. What advantage did narrow longboats give the Vikings?

  • They were shallow and light to carry.
  • They were huge and heavily gunned.
  • They were shallow, but too heavy to carry.
  • They could only sail in deep water.

2. What kind of bird appeared on Viking flags?

  • Eagle
  • Hawk
  • Raven
  • Seagull

3. Which countries began as three Viking kingdoms?

4. When a wealthy Viking died, what was she or he placed inside before burial?

  • A coffin
  • A ship
  • A chariot
  • An urn

5. Which Norseman (Norwegian) discovered America?

6. Natives in what North American land were attacked by Freydis Eiriksdóttir and her warriors?

  • Iceland
  • Newfoundland
  • Quebec
  • British Columbia

7. Viking warriors believed in Valkyries. What were they?

  • Armored flying horses of the Viking goddess Freyja
  • Warrior daughters of the Viking goddess Freyja
  • Warrior daughters of the Viking god Odin
  • Armored ravens of the Viking god Odin

8. When did the Vikings begin raiding England and France?

  • c. 790 A.D.
  • c. 1060 A.D.
  • c. 520 A.D.
  • c. 1570 A.D.

9. How many symbols are their in the Viking runic alphabet?

  • 15
  • 16
  • 150
  • 1,600

10. What Middle Eastern city traded silver with the Vikings, who prized it greatly?

  • Baghdad
  • Constantinople
  • Staraja Ladoga
  • Tehran

Your Results:

1. What advantage did narrow longboats give the Vikings?
They were shallow and light to carry.

2. What kind of bird appeared on Viking flags?
Raven

3. Which countries began as three Viking kingdoms?
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

4. When a wealthy Viking died, what was she or he placed inside before burial?
A ship

5. Which Norseman (Norwegian) discovered America?
Leif Ericsson

6. Natives in what North American land were attacked by Freydis Eiriksdóttir and her warriors?
Newfoundland

7. Viking warriors believed in Valkyries. What were they?
Warrior daughters of the Viking god Odin

8. When did the Vikings begin raiding England and France?
c. 790 A.D.

9. How many symbols are their in the Viking runic alphabet?
16

10. What Middle Eastern city traded silver with the Vikings, who prized it greatly?
Baghdad

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